Pat Shurmur disappointed after Giants lose to Cowboys

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The Giants were competitive with the Cowboys for three quarters on Monday night, but in the fourth quarter they looked like the same old Giants.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said after the game that he thought the Giants had some opportunities and didn’t capitalize.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t do enough things to win the game. That’s where I’m at. I’m disappointed we didn’t win. I think everyone in the locker room is that way,” Shurmur said.

Shurmur’s team has now lost five straight games, dropping them to 2-7 on the season and dropping Shurmur’s record to 7-18 as the Giants’ head coach. Shurmur’s predecessor, Ben McAdoo, was fired during his second season with a 17-15 record, and Shurmur’s record is much worse than that.

It’s fair to ask how many more disappointing performances Shurmur can have before his job is in jeopardy.

66 responses to “Pat Shurmur disappointed after Giants lose to Cowboys

  1. Wait just a minute. How is this “news”?

    Aren’t G-men coaches, players and fans disappointed EVERY week?

  2. Two biggest problems with my Giants are 1) A rookie QB who lacks the ability to feel a rush and has fumble-itis and 2) A Defensive Coordinator who always calls the wrong defense on big downs.

  3. This team hasn’t been the same since dropping Coughlin. Which as a Cowboys fan I am very happy about that (:

  4. McAdoo and Shurmer are excellent coaches. Perhaps both are better suited for coordinator roles. However, with the current Giants roster it would be difficult for any coach to consistently win. The issues with the Giants extend far beyond the head coach.

  5. Its apparent the Giants need to keep working that offensive line. How many times did Jones get hit immediately last night? Barkley has no holes to run through.

    Compare that to Dallas who stopped themselves more than the Giants did.

  6. So there is a clear PI they wouldn’t actually call in favor of the Giants, then an invisible one they called AGAINST the Giants.

    Sure glad we made those plays reviewable.

  7. Fire this quack. Offense is vanilla and basic. For an “offensive genius” is is only a career .300 coach.
    Gettleman should go after McCarthy and let Jones learn from a coach with winning credentials.

  8. If he gets fired I would take him back as OC on the Vikings no questions asked. I’m not sure what tf is going on over there in NY, but he made the 2017 Vikings offense look pretty damn good without it’s starting QB and RB1, where as our current OC seems to in a constant state of out smarting himself.

  9. Shurmur looks like a deer in the headlights, i would be surprised if the Giants brought him back next season, as a Cowboys fan i actually hope they do bring him back.
    Some coaches are meant to be only co-ordinators and he is definitely not head coaching material.

  10. This loser needs to be fired along with bettcher and the entire front office. In all my years of watching this team, this is an all time low. A once proud organization is completely ruined

  11. Time to start Eli. Oh wait, then his incredible .500 record would be at risk, making it harder for his dad to strongarm HOF voters.

  12. Daniel Jones needs to figure out that maintaining possession of the ball is very important. He doesn’t appear to have grasped that concept yet.

  13. Your the head coach, that team had a complete breakdown last night! That falls directly on you, Shurmur!

  14. How about stop kicking field goals when you need TDs and tell your QB to stop throwing the ball away when guys are open. Also, maybe you could throw a few screen passes and passes in the flat to the most dynamic player in the league with the ball in space.

  15. What about your play calling??? How about running the ball with a minute left before the half? Or setting up Barclay with more screen passes to get him some space in the first half? Stop running your QB, your going to get him killed. Your play calling is so obvious……Frustrated Giants Fan.

  16. I’m a Giant’s fan and I can tell you, they were not really competitive in this game. Garrett simply ran the ball for 3 quarters, knowing that the team on the other side could not threaten them. In the 4th qtr, he put his foot on the gas and left them in the dust. He’s done it 5 times in a row.

  17. You can fire Shurmur, but please keep Dave Gettleman, the Peter Griffin of nfl gms.

    Signed, a Cowboys fan.

  18. After the season ends and the Giants fire Pat Shurmur the Giants should give serious consideration to hiring Eric Bieniemy away from the Kansas City Chiefs. He should be their #1 choice

  19. As an Eagles fan, it would have been very helpful for the Giants to win but I have absolutely no illusions that they were capable of pulling off an upset. I truly understand that “On any given Sunday…” (well Monday in this case) but there was no chance NY won that game. When they had to settle for 3 after the early turnover, I just turned the game off.

  20. All NY teams have awful coaches managing these young QB’s who run the risk of ruining Jones and Darnold.

    Daniel Jones has turnstiles at LT/RT, Darnold’s entire OL is a turnstile and he doesn’t have the time to set his feet, both Shurmur and Gase leave their QB’s out to dry by throwing them in empty set formations with one more blitzer that isn’t accounted for.

    Mara and Christopher Johnson have to get their crap together quick.

  21. Giants played them tough and can the talent. They need some free agent signings and another draft to build. Safety Peppers has played well and hits hard.

    Redskins are question mark for 2020, Cowboys will strangle their salary cap with the pending Prescott and Cooper contracts, and Eagles could be tough in 2020? NFC power structure should change in the next 2 years.

  22. My son and I were texting back and forth as we watched the game last night and one thing we notice is the Giants aren’t that bad. The coaches play calling was atrocious for the most part last night. Daniel Jones doesn’t respond well to getting hit is one of my son’s observations. He noticed he gets really jumpy for a few plays after he gets hit. We both really think if they had a coaching staff that was just decent and they worked with Jones on shaking off getting hit they would be a really really good team. Just a couple of our takeaways from last night.

  23. ryann252013 says:
    November 5, 2019 at 9:28 am
    All NY teams have awful coaches managing these young QB’s who run the risk of ruining Jones and Darnold.

    Daniel Jones has turnstiles at LT/RT, Darnold’s entire OL is a turnstile and he doesn’t have the time to set his feet, both Shurmur and Gase leave their QB’s out to dry by throwing them in empty set formations with one more blitzer that isn’t accounted for.

    Mara and Christopher Johnson have to get their crap together quick.

    ————–

    Play calling is horrendous for a young QB. They have Saquon… It should be a running offense with tons of screens that does not ask Jones to do so much.

  24. Can’t wait till Jets & Giants this weekend…said no one ever. I guess their mom’s will watch.

  25. I always thought he was the reasoning behind the vikings big run to the NFCCG a couple years ago. I thought his work with Keenum was phenomenal but, watching him coach this team has me second guessing how good of a coach he is. If the trend continues he should be shown the door this year. It is inexcusable to not be able to give your best offensive player the ball in space. You have one of the best playmakers in the game and can’t seem to put him in a position to succeed. Pretty embarrassing.

  26. Not even a Giants fan, but the playcalling and decision making was awful. Pretty much every 3rd and long ended up being a 5 yard pass call, and with 6 min left down by 2 scores your going on 5 minute drive with 5 yard passes down the field.

  27. chrishmm says:
    November 5, 2019 at 7:21 am
    So there is a clear PI they wouldn’t actually call in favor of the Giants, then an invisible one they called AGAINST the Giants.

    Sure glad we made those plays reviewable.

    ———————

    Unfortunately when it comes to pass interference replays, Al Riveron is completely useless, and simply rubber stamps whatever the officials call on the field.

  28. Reese and Ross spiked this team into the ground and yet moronic fans still think it should be an easy fix. They really thought things like ALL the team needed to do was bench Eli. Anyone BUT Eli would make it a contending team. Wrong. Pat Mahomes himself would go 3-13 on this team because the freaking D gives up points on almost every possession. You can’t win like that….you’ll never win in this situation. And for weeks now FIRE EVERYONE has been the rallying cry of the dummy fans. You know what happens when you only give a coaching staff / GM two seasons to build a team…Cleveland does.

  29. Pshhhh….don’t wanna hear it Giants fans. Try having that stubborn geek Matt Nagy as your HC.

    Signed,
    All Bears Fans

    Giants fan for life here…One thing that ABSOLUTELY pisses me off is the “fans” who cry constantly like the Giants have never won ANYTHING. Your Bears haven’t won anything since 1985 you’ve got a right to bitch ( especially about Trubisky who is just awful and a huge mistake ). The team we lost to last night hasn’t won anything in 25 years themselves…..that fan base has something to bitch about. Giants fans have turned into whiney, irritating cry babies who think the real NFL works like Madden. The D has been terrible ALL year…it has nothing to do with Eli Manning yet these kinds of fools really thought all the Giants needed to do to be the Chiefs was bench him for Jones….CUZ JONES IS MOBILE DURRRRR….ignoring that that still doesn’t change how TERRIBLE the D is. Just so aggravating…Now the idiots want a new coach…..because that’s somehow going to make the Giants actually tackle, cover and rush the passer any different than what they’re doing.

  30. Two biggest problems with my Giants are 1) A rookie QB who lacks the ability to feel a rush and has fumble-itis and 2) A Defensive Coordinator who always calls the wrong defense on big downs.****************************************
    How about the teams inability to give the football to its most dynamic weapon?

  31. stucats says:
    Shurmur looks like a deer in the headlights . . .
    ==

    There’s a fair amount of truth in your statement.
    There’s also a fair amount of delicious irony when a Cowboys fan calls out another team’s coach for looking like a “deer in the headlights.”
    There are only two real difference between Pat Shurmur and Jason Garrett: 1. One coach freezes and stares at the oncoming headlights, while the other claps at them; 2. The first likely won’t be employed for too long, while the second has job security due to the high-tensil strength of his puppet strings.
    They’re unimportant differences, really, as both will eventually get run over.

  32. Everyone says great things about Tom Coughlin, somehow forgetting his extreme unsportsmanlike conduct against the (at the time) lowly Rams, as (at the time) St. Louis drove quickly down the field only to have Coughlin demand that someone immediately feign an injury — so TWO players dropped to the ground, in between plays, ouch, ooch. Of course the players got up and trotted back to the bench shortly thereafter.

    Coughlin should have been penalized, ejected, fined, and suspended. In that order.

  33. I could only watch half of this game before going back to NBA. It was terrible. Both sides. Neither coach is good enough to put the right plays on the field at the right time and quite honestly, I’m not sure either QB is good enough to make those plays on an every-down basis.

    Don’t get me wrong, both QB’s have talent and they’re surrounded by a ton of offensive talent on both sides, however, what I saw was sloppy play, punts and field goals. This should have been a shootout from the start.

  34. Two biggest problems with my Giants are 1) A rookie QB who lacks the ability to feel a rush and has fumble-itis and 2) A Defensive Coordinator who always calls the wrong defense on big downs.

    When the LT or RT gets beat in 1 second you could put Joe Montana back there and he’d fumble. The last one he was trying to throw the ball but couldn’t cause Soldier was beat in .5 seconds. Not his fault.

  35. The headline should read “Giants coach Caspar Milquetoast disappointed after Giants lose to Cowboys.”

    How this goofball ever got another head coaching job after the crappy job he did with the Browns is a total mystery. Pat Shurmur should be a linebacker coach at the high school level.

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